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    Here is a washdot map that shows where bikes are...

    Here is a washdot map that shows where bikes are not allowed on interstates/highways.
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    I did not get in either...2nd year in a row. ...

    I did not get in either...2nd year in a row. With a waitlist position of 500+ I won't be riding RAMROD again this year. Bummed.

    Congrats Big Pete, it's a great ride.
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    Just a note - the Iron Horse trail is open...

    Just a note - the Iron Horse trail is open between Cle Elum and Thorpe. State Parks has provided waiver forms that you need to fill out and deposit in the box before you enter the tunnels.
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    If you are set on the Iron Horse Trail, I would...

    If you are set on the Iron Horse Trail, I would ride the route suggested by Black wallnut. I've ridden the trail from Rattlesnake Lake all the way to the Columbia. Once you get through the tunnel...
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    I cannot help too much on a route to Spokane, but...

    I cannot help too much on a route to Spokane, but traffic is pretty light out that way. Getting across the Columbia is a challenge. If you don't want to detour, you can cross on I-90 but you...
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    Bend is fantastic. Great scenery, road riding...

    Bend is fantastic. Great scenery, road riding and mountain biking. It's going to be quite a bit hotter there.

    To put the rain thing in perspective, I looked up historical rainfall averages on...
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    2nd half of July and August are typically dry...

    2nd half of July and August are typically dry around here. Not that it won't rain but even when it does the rain does not hang around for long.

    For Mountain Bike rides, check out the Evergreen...
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    When I mount new tires onto my Mountain Bike...

    When I mount new tires onto my Mountain Bike (2.1" to 2.4" wide folding bead tires) I often have to pump them to 70 or 80 PSI before they will seat (with a "pop" as described by FBinNY). The max...
  9. lonsomesteve's route is good. You can also just...

    lonsomesteve's route is good. You can also just ride straight up Broadway which I do sometimes when I don't feel like going around. There is more traffic on Broadway than Fales Rd. but it's really...
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    Has this changed recently? When I went to...

    Has this changed recently? When I went to engineering school: Amps = Watts / Volts. But maybe it's new math and I have not caught on yet :)
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    I entered the Leadville Trail 100 lottery. God...

    I entered the Leadville Trail 100 lottery. God help me if I make it through. I'll need to figure out some sort of training program.
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    7082 miles horizontal 73 miles vertical

    7082 miles horizontal
    73 miles vertical
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    Poll: Garmin's are nice in that you don't need a...

    Garmin's are nice in that you don't need a separate cycling computer, they are water-resistant (they float too, but that's another story) and impact resistant. Compared to my phone, the GPS antenna...
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    Why does it matter which side you spin as long as...

    Why does it matter which side you spin as long as the wheel is seated and everything is tight when the lever it closed?
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    I saw an article in the Wall Street Journal today...

    I saw an article in the Wall Street Journal today on the topic of multivitamins. This quote summarizes the findings:



    Of course the vitamin makers disagree with the conclusions.

    The Journal...
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    This trail does have exposure. But it's...

    This trail does have exposure. But it's generally on a great downhill section where you are past the exposure before it really registers what you just rode past :) It's a great loop. I'll probably...
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    I bought my last set of GP4000s from wiggle.com...

    I bought my last set of GP4000s from wiggle.com (UK). Got them in about a week.
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    Most of my riding is on the eastside of Seattle...

    Most of my riding is on the eastside of Seattle and even out here in the supposedly bicycle hating burbs I rarely have any issues with drivers. Most of the drivers in this area are used to seeing...
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    Klondike, did you make the ride? I meant to...

    Klondike, did you make the ride? I meant to respond to your post that navigation on the trail is pretty straightforward. Getting to the trailhead is the most difficult part, haha. Here is another...
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    I am running 25c tires. Here are a couple of...

    I am running 25c tires. Here are a couple of photos that might help.

    Here is the inside width of the fork on top of the fender....
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    My GP4000s are 700x25c and I have never had any...

    My GP4000s are 700x25c and I have never had any wet traction issues.
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    I just put a tape measure across the stays at the...

    I just put a tape measure across the stays at the tire and it looks like anything up to 2" wide will fit comfortably. The fork is a Whiskey no7 cross fork and will also take up to a 2" tire.
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    Right. I use a bar-end mirror on the left side...

    Right. I use a bar-end mirror on the left side and the pannier can block some of the view. Plus, my shoes and tights have reflective material on them, and I don't want the reflective motion to be...
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    I also ride a Habenaro Ti frame - except mine is...

    I also ride a Habenaro Ti frame - except mine is the cyclocross disc frame. I bought it in mid-2012 to be my daily commuter. I got the cross frame because I wanted disc brakes for winter riding,...
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    I run conti GP4000s year-round. Have never felt...

    I run conti GP4000s year-round. Have never felt the need to switch to something else in the winter.
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